Help For Makaiah!



As some of you already know, Makaiah has suffered from severe eczema, a wide range of allergies and asthma since she was just 1 year old and she is also trying to fight off the dreaded Golden Staph. Makaiah gets 1-2 hours sleep a night as she can not sleep because her skin is so itchy, then it gets painful. Makaiah struggles to walk as her legs are that sore and I have to lift her out of bed in the mornings, carry her to the shower, sit her on a stall in the shower and wait for her legs to straighten out, some mornings she can not physically get out of bed. Her body is that exhausted all the time from fighting the eczema and staph infection, and her immune system is so run down. Makaiah has been on antibiotics every 2-3 weeks for the last 3 1/2 years and oral steroids once or twice a month, The golden staph is antibiotic resistant, therefore the infection still stays and we can not fully get rid of it. At the moment nothing is helping, we use steroid creams, give bleach baths and apply loads of moisturisers, We try antihistamines and have tried naturopath medicine, To which nothing has helped. Her Eczema and staph makes her itchy, in a lot of pain, lethargic and she goes off of her food. I can not explain how exhausting and heart breaking it is to see her go through this, as a mum seeing your child not well and not being able to do much to help them hurts, She is tired, tired of trying different things and nothing working and tired of trying to fight this after so long. Makaiah is so tough, as all kids seem to be, so resilient, smiles and laughs even though she is not and has not been a well little girl for a long time.
Makaiah see's her dermatologist and allergist in adelaide for check ups and has since she first had eczema. 2 weeks ago we went and had a check up with her dermatologist, She suggested we start treatment fast, now she is 6 she can have this medication, Which is like a type of chemotherapy drug, It suppresses the immune system and her Dr says this is the only thing that will help makaiah, although there may be some unwanted side effects with this new treatment, It cant be any worse then what we are dealing with at the moment. This new treatment means going to adelaide regularly which means we have to afford to travel there and back, have accomodation, appointments which cost money, the treatment is expensive and also all her other medication she has to have. So as a single mum and struggling to live week to week , I am crying out for help to be able to help my daughter to get her the help she needs. Any donation would be very much appreciated and makaiah and I would be forever thankful. xx
  • Mark Gow 
    • $100 
    • 63 mos
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    • $100 
    • 65 mos
  • Kain Zeptner 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
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    • $45 
    • 65 mos
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    • $100 
    • 65 mos
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Organizer

Phoebe Elson 
Organizer
Port Neill SA
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